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HER Number:MDV6978
Name:Throwleigh Village Cross


Village cross erected in 1897 to commemmorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and incorporating a 15th century socket stone.


Grid Reference:SX 668 907
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/28/4
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (XV to XIX - 1401 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 337 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Cross, in the centre of the road, near the church. Type B or C. An ancient socket-stone, square at the base with corner shoulders, and octagonal above, mounted on a modern pedestal of three square steps, and bearing a short modern cross of octagonal section. The steps bear an inscription indicating that the restoration was carried out in the 60th year of Queen Victoria's reign. The socket-stone had been hollowed out for use as a trough and the hollow has been filled with cement. Originally said to have been a churchyard cross. Ormerod and Crossing mention that, previous to 1872, the fragments of two crosses, fastened together by an iron spike, stood on the base. The lower fragment was a portion of octagonal shaft, and the upper was a part of the shaft, the head, and one arm of a cross of rectangular section with chamfered angles. On the face, between the arms (one of which was broken off), there was an incised circle with a cross within it, the limbs touching the circumference, and the lowest limb prolonged down the centre of the shaft. Both these fragments had disappeared by 1892.

Department of Environment, 1987, Throwleigh, 180 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV274669.

Howis Croxford, C. A., 1988, A Walkabout Guide to Throwleigh (Pamphlet). SDV361768.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Village Cross. Village cross. Erected 1897 incorporating a probably 15th century socket stone. Granite. Cross set in the centre of village crossroads. The cross itself is probably 19th century. It is a low plain cross with chamfered edges standing approximately 1 metre high set in a late medieval socket stone with spurred corners. It is elevated on a 3-step plinth square in plan and made of roughly-dressed granite blocks. The risers are inscribed with rustic capitals and records the erection of the cross in 1897, commemorating the 60th year of the reign of Queen Victoria. The cross forms a group with other listed buildings in Throwleigh village. Date listed: 22nd February 1967.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX69SE13 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV350258.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 337.
SDV274669List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Throwleigh. Historic Houses Register. A4 Bound. 180.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV350258Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX69SE13. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV361768Pamphlet: Howis Croxford, C. A.. 1988. A Walkabout Guide to Throwleigh. Village guide. A5 Paperback.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 14 2018 11:45AM